Phil Neville has backed Manchester United to challenge for the title next season if they can find a way to incorporate both Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes into the side. The former United defender argued that an in-form Pogba would see the Reds challenging for trophies next season.
Phil Neville said “I think they can play together, I think Pogba has got the ability to play a little bit deeper or a little bit higher, and he can go box-to-box. I think they’ve got the players now where Pogba can fit in. It’s easy for people to say ‘get rid of Pogba’, but actually, have they built a team around him yet that enables him to perform? The criticism he gets… United lose and it’s Pogba’s fault, United win but Pogba doesn’t play well and it’s Pogba’s fault. Maybe now with Fernandes, it takes a bit of that pressure away, and you might see [an improvement]. Pogba playing well will give Man Utd a better chance of winning the Premier League. When I see United playing well with Pogba in the team I think he’s world-class. He’s won the World Cup, he knows how to win. With Pogba in the team playing well, it gives United a good chance of challenging Liverpool and Man City.”